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Save the Date “Youghiogheny Valley Barn Tour: Where Farming Fathered Industry”

 

The 2020 Annual Barn Tour of the Historic Barn and Farm Foundation will be held on June 12 & 13, 2020 in the Youghiogheny Valley, spanning Westmoreland, Fayette, and Allegheny counties.

2019 Annual Meeting and Barn Tour, June 7 & 8

“Barns on the Ridges and in the Valleys of Perry County.”

The 2019 Annual Barn Tour of the Historic Barn and Farm Foundation will be held in Perry County County on June 8, 2019, and the Annual Meeting will be held on the prior evening on June 7, in Carlisle, at the Cumberland County Historical Society.

“Barns on the Ridges and in the Valleys of Perry County” will explore how the Scotch-Irish and Pennsylvania Dutch settlers of the area adapted barn forms of Southeastern Pennsylvania to meet the needs and landscapes of the county. The county was part of Cumberland from 1754 to 1820 when Perry County was formed from the territory north of the Blue Mountain and west of the Susquehanna. A wide range of barn types and materials from the early to late 19th century will be on the itinerary, including log, stone, frame, and brick barns in a variety of configurations.

Mail completed Registration Form, and Waiver with check payable to: HBFF of PA, c/o Priscilla deLeon, HBFF Vice President, 2140 Saucon Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015.

Not a 2019 member of HBFF? Include dues as a new member on the registration form. [Deadline: May 1, 2019 space is limited]

Sponsorship, Silent Auction, & Volunteer Information

[ ] I will donate _____________________________ for the Silent Auction. Please drop off donation items early on Friday when you check in or before 4pm. Questions, please contact Yvonne Ramsey-LeFevre by email: ryivvi@aol.com or call 215-872-5309.

[ ] I would like to volunteer for this event. Volunteer Opportunities are available for Friday for registration and silent auction, and on Saturday for registration.

[ ] I want to sponsor this event. Sponsorship Opportunities are available at 3 levels. $150. $250, and $500. (Deadline for sponsorships is April 30)

Sponsorships are available at three levels:

$150 Level Sponsors receive membership, 1/8 page display in tour booklet, two booklets mailed if not attending.

$250 Level Sponsors receive membership, ¼ page display, two booklets mailed if not attending, and two day registration admission (2 Fri, or 2 Sat, or 1 Fri & 1 Sat)

$500 Level Sponsors get membership, ½ page display, two booklets, 4 day registration (any combination) and a small notice in the following Forebay Post.

Download a copy of our 2019 Tour Registration here.

2018 Annual Meeting and Barn Tour

The 2018 Annual Barn Tour of the Historic Barn and Farm Foundation will be held in Centre County on June 8-9, 2018.

Mail completed Registration Form, and Waiver with check payable to: HBFF of PA, c/o Priscilla deLeon, HBFF Vice President, 2140 Saucon Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015.

Not a 2018 member of HBFF? Include dues as a new member on the registration form. [Deadline: May 1, 2018 space is limited]

Sponsorship, Silent Auction, & Volunteer Information

[ ] I will donate _____________________________ for the Silent Auction. Please drop off donation items early on Friday when you check in or before 4pm. Questions, please contact Yvonne Ramsey-LeFevre by email: ryivvi@aol.com or call 215-872-5309.

[ ] I would like to volunteer for this event. Volunteer Opportunities are available for Friday for registration and silent auction, and on Saturday for registration.

[ ] I want to sponsor this event. Sponsorship Opportunities are available at 3 levels. $150. $250, and $500. (Deadline for sponsorships is April 30)

Sponsorships are available at three levels:

$150 Level Sponsors receive membership, 1/8 page display in tour booklet, two booklets mailed if not attending.

$250 Level Sponsors receive membership, ¼ page display, two booklets mailed if not attending, and two day registration admission (2 Fri, or 2 Sat, or 1 Fri & 1 Sat)

$500 Level Sponsors get membership, ½ page display, two booklets, 4 day registration (any combination) and a small notice in the following Forebay Post.

Click for the registration form

2017 Annual Meeting and Barn Tour

Another great barn tour exploring the wonderful barns of Union County.

The 2017 Historic Barn and Farm Foundation of PA annual barn tour will be held in Union County Pennsylvania June 16 and 17 2017.

Partnering with the Union County Historical Society and author Chris MacNeal, the HBFF/UCHS conference committee has selected eight barns that include stone, log and timber frames of differing ages, types and configurations. A single barn on Friday will be our classroom where you can learn about framing systems, terminology, problems and repair solutions. Half of our barns this year are still being used for their original purposes as part of working farms.

On Friday June 16, check-in begins at 11:30 at our main conference venue the Carriage Corner Restaurant, 257 E. Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, a short 15 minutes south of Lewisburg. Please bring your items for the silent auction when you check in. After check in, you may proceed in your own vehicle to a barn where Doug Reed will talk about its history and general repairs that help owners maintain their barns in good condition. You can then return a very short distance back to the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum on Green Street. Show your registration ID for the HBFF tour and enjoy a reduced entrance fee which you will pay for at the door. After 3 PM you may also want to drive to Lewisburg and check into your hotel. The conference room at the Carriage Corner Restaurant will be open at 4 PM for you to relax and chat with old friends and make new friends. Visit the silent auction and, of course, bid high. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM. We will enjoy a nice buffet meal with three main course selections in a large room well equipped for our comfort and business meeting.

On Saturday, June 17, we will park our cars in the rear lot of the restaurant and board the buses for the tour which will end where we started. I cannot stress enough what you will miss if you do not attend this central Pennsylvania HBFF tour. The region is absolutely beautiful. The Mennonite horse and buggy culture is very much alive and thriving. The vistas of the farms, forest remains and distant mountains are wide open and uncluttered by sprawl. The agricultural overlay of the farms on the valley remains much as it looked in the 19th century.

Click for the registration flyer

2016 Fall Barn Tours

If you are interested in exploring barns in Northampton county, September 10, 2016 and Adams County, October 1, 2016 please see the details on the tours below.

Click for the Saucon Valley Tour

Click for the Adams County Tour